Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

About Tux Machines

Monday, 27 Mar 17 - Tux Machines is a community-driven public service/news site which has been around for over a decade and primarily focuses on GNU/LinuxSubscribe now Syndicate content

Search This Site

Quick Roundup

Type Title Author Replies Last Postsort icon
Story Korora 19 review – Bruce srlinuxx 21/07/2013 - 4:27pm
Story today's few leftovers: srlinuxx 21/07/2013 - 5:41am
Story Ubuntu forums hacked; 1.82M logins, email addresses stolen srlinuxx 21/07/2013 - 5:36am
Story some odds & ends: srlinuxx 20/07/2013 - 11:30pm
Story A Museum Item: the Asus Eee PC 901 srlinuxx 20/07/2013 - 9:28pm
Story Linux office suite competition srlinuxx 20/07/2013 - 9:27pm
Story KMyMoney vs. GnuCash: Battle of Money Management srlinuxx 20/07/2013 - 9:25pm
Story some leftovers: srlinuxx 20/07/2013 - 6:46pm
Story Pythonic Parsing Programs srlinuxx 19/07/2013 - 11:18pm
Story Even Linus Torvalds Needs to be Civil srlinuxx 19/07/2013 - 11:16pm

Dell and Linux: uneasy bedfellows

Filed under
Ubuntu

iTWire: An interesting point that has been highlighted as a result of one American reviewer, Walter Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, having obtained an Ubuntu-loaded Dell laptop for a review, is the fact that Dell appears to be plastering a vanilla Ubuntu installation on these machines and then selling them.

Red Hat in flux?

Filed under
Linux

matt asay: Jason Maynard at Credit Suisse is downgrading Red Hat's stock from "outperform" to "neutral." Interestingly, his downgrade isn't based on Red Hat's financial performance for this quarter, but rather stems from alleged turmoil in Red Hat's personnel.

The "alias" command

Filed under
HowTos

freesoftware mag: GNU/Linux comes with many commands and you use them every time you open a console and interact with it through the shell. The built-in command I want to look at is alias. It is a perfect example of a command that is simple yet useful and its use is restricted only by your knowledge.

Microsoft ruling to boost user choice

Filed under
Microsoft

computerweekly: The European Court's ruling against Microsoft could give IT departments greater choice in the tools they use to manage Windows.

Monsoon Multimedia tries to avert GPL legal showdown

Filed under
OSS

c|net: Consumer-electronics maker Monsoon Multimedia said on Monday that it intends to comply with the terms of the General Public License version 2--used in Linux and countless other open-source programs--in an effort to settle a lawsuit filed last week.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 221

Filed under
Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Editorial: Security and bug fix infrastructures in distributions

  • News: GNOME 2.20, Mandriva 2008 editions, Fedora's new Nodoka theme, Project Indiana
  • Released last week: KateOS 3.6, Foresight Linux 1.4, dyne:bolic 2.5
  • Upcoming releases: Mandriva Linux 2008, Ubuntu 7.10 Beta
  • Site news: From FreeBSD to Debian GNU/Linux
  • New additions: Protech
  • New distributions: 7linux, Greenie Linux
  • Reader comments

Read more in this week's issue of DistroWatch Weekly....

How to Quit Windows and cope with Windows Withdrawal Syndrome

Filed under
OS

Raiden's Realm: At the time when GNU/Linux was in its infancy and slowly growing, Microsoft intelligently and silently crept into our home computers. They launched consecutive series of successful Windows Operating Systems, sidelining other operating systems available at that time, and took over all market share.

Re: “7 Reasons Why Linux Won’t Succeed On The Desktop”

Filed under
Linux

Paul Murphy: Last week information Week editor Alexander Wolfe asked readers to respond to his “7 Reasons Why Linux Won’t Succeed On The Desktop”. Well..if he’s trolling for readers, my thought is that getting a third regular reader wouldn’t hurt the discussions here either, so… %setenv FANBOY_MODE ON

Shutdown unnecessary services listening on your Linux machine…!

Filed under
HowTos

typos: It is really important that your system have the least and absolutely necessary services running, especially if it’s a public server. Okay, one might be thinking that they've got their firewalls up and running, blocking all the unnecessary ports and why should you bother? What if someone exploits a flaw in your webserver and find an even worse flaw in your blocked process to gain root access? You do let all packets to and fro loopback interface don’t you?

Ulteo - Will it ‘Change the Way We All Use Computers’?

Filed under
Linux

thegreenisred.co.uk: Ulteo, a relative newcomer to the ever evolving Linux world, is currently sitting at a not too impressive 95 on Distrowatch. After recent announcements by Gaël Duval on the Ulteo blog, I suspect that position is about to change dramatically. Whether Ulteo will climb to the dizzy heights of distributions like PCLinuxOS or Ubuntu, or even surpass Gaël’s previous project, Mandriva, remains to be seen.

Foresight Linux Review

Filed under
Linux

dvd-guides.com: Foresight Linux is a relatively new distribution based on rPath Linux and featuring the latest Gnome and freedesktop.org desktop. This review of Foresight's latest version, 1.4, will attempt to show the strengths of this distro and why not, give you a reason to try it next time you go distro hopping!

PC-BSD Day 19: Improving end-user security (day 2)

Filed under
BSD

ruminations: Trying to install Vidalia via the ports collection didn’t work out. There were dependency issues with Qt-xx-4.3.1 packages while Qt-xx-4.3.0 were installed. That brought back some bad memories about the ‘old days’ under Linux. I still can’t figure out why a third digit update should brake other packages.

Publishing calendars in Linux

Filed under
HowTos

techrepublic.com: Trying to find a cost-effective, reliable way to publish calendars using the Linux platform? Jack Wallen shows you how to do it using Firefox, an Apache module, and the Firefox Lightning plug-in.

Virus Protection With F-PROT Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Filed under
Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can install and use F-PROT Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there are not many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users.

Third Release Candidate for GIMP 2.4

Filed under
GIMP

gimp.org: GIMP 2.4.0-rc3 fixes most of the bugs that were reported for the earlier release candidates. Some highlights include using the new format for storing recently used files, added conversion options to the color profile conversion plug-in, and improved handling of the JPEG settings.

Dell and The Saga of Poor Linux Support

Filed under
Linux

OSWeekly: Certainly another reason to consider when buying your Ubuntu PCs from System76 over Dell, it seems to me. Having dealt with Dell 'support' in the past, it's clear. It is the over-sized anchor on an already sinking ship.

Also: Linux vs. Mac: Should I Get a Mac?

Lesser Known Applications for Linux — Getting Things Done

Filed under
Software

richardfcrawley.wordpress: Much has been written about David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” action and time management system (GTD). Many websites have come into existence to help people organize their lives, projects, and time around GTD methodology. This installment of Lesser Known Applications for Linux provides approaches to getting things done.

Suspend and Resume with ACPI

Filed under
Linux

kernelTRAP: "It took me quite a while to realize the real root cause of the VAIO - and probably many other machines - suspend/resume regressions, which were unearthed by the dyntick / clockevents patches," Thomas Gleixner explained regarding two patches for fixing suspend issues that Andrew Morton experienced with his VAIO laptop.

Also: Read-only Bind Mounts

KDE Commit-Digest for 23rd September 2007

Filed under
KDE

In this week's KDE Commit-Digest: A security fix developed for KDM, covering KDE 3.3.0 to 3.5.7. A KioBrowser data engine, HDD monitor applet, and general layout work in Plasma. More refinements in Parley (formerly KVocTrain).

"What is open source?"

Filed under
OSS

useopensource.blogspot: I was on the Novell campus a few weeks ago attending the Utah Open Source Conference. One of the days I went to the Novell cafeteria for lunch. While I was filling my plate with food, a young man next to me asked, "So do you work here?". I replied with "No, I'm here attending the open source conference." A few seconds later I was hit with a question that I was not prepared to answer.

Also: The Big List of Open Source Applications

Syndicate content

More in Tux Machines

These Are the Default Wallpapers of the Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Linux Distro

Ubuntu member Nathan Haines is proud to inform Softpedia about the availability of the new community wallpapers for the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system. Ubuntu 17.04 just got its Final Beta release at the end of last week, and now that Final Freeze stage is approaching fast, it's time for us to have a look at the default wallpapers shipping with the final release, which have been contributed by various artists and photographers from all over the world. Read more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review: Finally, an Android tablet built with enterprise users in mind

Show me an Android tablet and I'll show you a device that has yet to live up to its full potential. Google's Play Store lacks a wide selection of apps that support a tablet's larger display, with most apps only expanding the phone interface, in turn looking horrible on the smaller screen. In addition to the lack of quality apps, Android tablets have lacked key accessories such as a keyboard. For the most part, Android tablets have been relegated to a device used to catch up on Netflix or to entertain kids with games. Read more

Ubuntu 17.04 inches closer to production

Ubuntu's final beta for version 17.04 has landed. Zesty Zapus covers Ubuntu desktop, server and cloud editions, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, MATE, Studio and Xubuntu flavours. It's not a huge feature boost, but the release is using the Linux 4.10 kernel, useful if your iron runs Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen silicon. If configuring the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is on your hate-list, there's good news: the release includes support for driverless printing. Read more Also: Getting Better Radeon Polaris Performance On Ubuntu 17.04 With Mesa 17.1, Linux 4.11

Linux 4.11 RC4

  • Linux 4.11-rc4
    So last week, I said that I was hoping that rc3 was the point where we'd start to shrink the rc's, and yes, rc4 is smaller than rc3. By a tiny tiny smidgen. It does touch a few more files, but it has a couple fewer commits, and fewer lines changed overall. But on the whole the two are almost identical in size. Which isn't actually all that bad, considering that rc4 has both a networking merge and the usual driver suspects from Greg, _and_ some drm fixes - and those tend to be the big areas. So on the whole things look fine. There's changes all over, and in mostly the usual proportions. Some core kernel code shows up in the diffstat slightly more than it usually does - we had an audit fix and a bpf hashmap fix, but on the whole it all looks very regular: mostly drivers, networking, arch fixes and some filesystem noise. Shortlog appended as usual for people who want to skim the details. Go out and test, Linus
  • Linus Torvalds Announces the Fourth Release Candidate of the Linux 4.11 Kernel
    As expected, Linus Torvalds made his regular Sunday announcement to inform us about the availability of the fourth Release Candidate (RC) development release of the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel. Coming one week after the third Release Candidate, Linux 4.11 RC4 appears to be just a bit smaller than the previous build, updating the networking stack and many of the supported drivers to be on par with what was changed earlier this week in the stable Linux kernel branches.
  • Linux 4.11-rc4 Kernel Released
    Linus Torvalds has announced the Linux 4.11-rc4 kernel this evening.